Aug 3, 2011

Pacific Highway black spot fixed at 12 Mile Creek

Pacific Highway black spot fixed at 12 Mile Creek

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Minister for Infrastructure & Transport

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

3 August 2011

Safety improvements along the Pacific Highway at Twelve Mile Creek have been completed, removing a notorious black spot which has been the scene of 12 crashes in recent years.

As part of the Gillard Labor Government’s Black Spot Program we allocated $470,000 for the works, targeting a stretch of the highway between Bucketts Way and Talbots Trail.

To address the number of vehicles running off the highway or crashing into oncoming traffic the project has delivered:

  • a one-kilometre median safety barrier north of Bucketts Way;
  • a roadside safety barrier;
  • signs to highlight bends in the road;
  • clearer line markings; and
  • the removal of large roadside trees.

The works were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and took three months to complete.

The Black Spot Program has a proven record of saving lives with an evaluation showing that it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years.

That’s why we’ve doubled funding for the Program to $500 million over six years, with work on a further 95 notorious NSW black spots expected to start over the coming twelve months.